I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

Found plastic candybirds
The House of Fairy TalesArtSourceEleven Fine ArtThe River CaféMummery+SchnelleHutchinsonGasworks GalleryThe British Art FairBrian GriffithsThe Groucho ClubStephen Friedman GalleryRob and Nick CarterBen Elwes Fine ArtMerrell PublishersJason MartinAlexandre da CunhaLive Stock MarketMark Jason GalleryTime To Think, Inc.Aspen Art FoundationCarlton BooksTonico Lemos AuadEmily YoungTransform Drug Policy FoundationBurning Bright ProductionsHighclere CastleZed Nelsonl’étrangère GalleryPenguin Random HouseThe Fine Art SocietySladmore GalleryHoratio’s GardenKate BrightJonathan Yeothe wind in the treesSteve GoddardSphereTrolley BooksFour Corners BooksNancy FoutsTriangle NetworkPhil McIntyre EntertainmentGalerie SimpsonGavin TurkSOASCoombs ContemporaryRoyal British Society of SculptorsEast London Metropolitan OperaVigo GalleryJanet Street-PorterPrestelCenturyChannel FourMalgosia StepnikThomas Williams Fine ArtThe Spice GirlsWalid Kassatly DistilleriesEnglish Garden LoungingModern Art OxfordAndrea Rosen GalleryPrefaceTransition GalleryV&A Museum of ChildhoodSusie HamiltonTulloh BooksThe LineBen Brown Fine ArtsJacqui SmallManchester United

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes


Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552